My topic for this essay is with reference to a planet in the solar system. It is 11 times more than earth in terms of size with a diameter of 88,846 miles (142,984 kilometers) and about one-tenth that of the sun. Only 1000 earths can fill up the volume of this giant planet. It is also regarded as the largest planet in the solar system and the second brightest planet after Venus. Undoubtedly, this gigantic planet is called Jupiter.
When viewed from Earth, Jupiter appears brighter than most stars. Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun. Its mean (average) distance from the sun is about 483,780,000 miles (778,570,000 kilometers), more than five times Earth's distance. Ancient astronomers named Jupiter after the king of the Roman gods. Astronomers have studied Jupiter with telescopes based on Earth and aboard artificial satellites in orbit around Earth. In addition, the United States has sent six space probes (crewless exploratory craft) to Jupiter.
The physical appearance of Jupiter is that of a giant ball of gas and liquid with little, if any, solid surface. Instead, the planet's surface is composed of dense red, brown, yellow, and white clouds. The clouds are arranged in light-colored areas called zones and darker regions called belts that circle the planet parallel to the equator. Jupiter travels around the sun in a slightly elliptical (oval-shaped) orbit. The planet completes one orbit in 4,333 Earth days, or almost 12 Earth years.
Orbit and Rotation
Talking about the orbit and rotation of this giant plant, Jupiter orbits the sun, the planet rotates on its axis, an imaginary line through its center. Scientists measure tilt relative to a line at a right angle to the orbital plane, an imaginary surface touching all points of the orbit. It takes about 9 hours and 56 minutes to spin around once on its axis compared with 24 hours for Earth. Although being the largest planet, it rotates faster than any other planet....